Eastern Courier

Young up-and-comer succeeds Williamson

Maurice Williamson (right), flanked by Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross, has been Pakuranga's MP for three decades. He held many ...

National has chosen a candidate less than half the age of the outgoing Pakuranga MP.

Teamwork busts thieving

Despite a recent decrease in reported burglaries and thefts in East Auckland, Howick Sergeant Brett Meale reminds the ...

ON THE BEAT: A dip in crime in Counties Manukau East has come about due to the public taking on board prevention messages.

Funding shortfall dilemma

Centre director Vickie Bowers and board chairman Cliff Halsey are urging the Howick Local Board and Auckland Council to ...

Howick's Uxbridge Arts and Culture centre is imploring the Auckland Council for extra funding to keep operating.

Pedalling hard for cancer cause

Orakei residents and biking enthusiasts David and Brodie Tokios are fundraising for cancer charity Unicorn Foundation ...

A father and daughter are hitting southern trails raising money for medical research and treatment.

Top swimmers qualify for elite training

Leading junior swimmers chosen for the national squad at the Rotorua event, including Ella Crowe (second left front row) ...

Three East Auckland youngsters have claimed spots in a national junior swim squad.

New audience discovers croquet

Senior students of the Korean Positive Aging Charitable Trust's Silver School and members of the Pakuranga Croquet Club ...

Korean seniors had a fun day out on the croquet lawns of Pakuranga.

Volunteers get briefing on child safety

Community Networks Aotearoa chief executive Ros Rice is on a nationwide tour offering advice to volunteers about keeping ...

Child Matters and Community Networks Aotearoa are holding seminars discussing child protection.

Community backs school gala gallery

Howick Primary pupils are getting excited about the school's big gala that takes place this Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

School fair aims to raise funds for projects such as a new playground for junior students.

Fashion history goes on parade

The Walk the Walk: A History of Fashion in the City event shows and informs viewers about Auckland's traditions and ...

Grand show reveals how Auckland's fashion business has evolved down the decades.

Turning trash into treasure

Neighbourly's Casey Eden and councillor Penny Hulse are encouraging Aucklanders to make connections on Neighbourly by ...

Initiative encourages neighbours to offer unwanted items to fellow residents using Neighbourly.

Aiming to create K-Pop party

Rina Chae has danced with some of the world's leading music artists including Beyoncé and Justin Bieber.

Rina Chae and her Street Candee crew are busting out K-Pop dance moves in East Auckland.

Mum takes strides to feeling healthier

Mike Blucher, manager of Flat Bush gym Zero 2 100, Tere Atera, Deeyana Amosa, her young boys (aged two and one), and ...

Smaller, healthier and happier was how Deeyana Amosa felt after completing the Stadium Stomp.

Schools at crisis point recruiting teachers gallery

Howick Primary School principal Leyette Callister, Pakuranga College principal Michael Williams and Elm Park School ...

A shortage of teachers in New Zealand's largest city is continuing to cause major stress for school leaders.

Top teams set softball pace

Rita Hokianga's Hutt Valley Dodgers team had three wins at the national women's club softball tournament on Friday.

Titleholders Western Magpies and six-time champs Te Aroha are the only unbeaten teams at the NZ women's club softball tournament.

Cops saluting a bygone era gallery

The Counties Manukau Police annual Pay Parade and Awards Ceremony is marching through Howick on Friday, March 24.

Counties Manukau Police put their best foot forward in the tradition that is the Pay Parade and Awards.

Bag snatchers invade east turf gallery

Counties Manukau East area prevention manager Acting Inspector Stephen Richards is warning the public to be on the look ...

Police are cautioning shoppers to be vigilant as a spate of bag snatching strikes East Auckland.

Making plans for their town's future

Somerville Intermediate students who provided feedback for the Howick Village Centre Plan, Coco Ma, Archie Manning, ...

Council goes back to the classroom to hear how Howick Village should look in the decades ahead.

Dedication to community recognised

Zonta Club of East Auckland vice-president Sharon Dobson (middle) with awardees from Comfort Kidz, Mary Ann France ...

Women consistently working to make East Auckland a better place are acknowledged by Zonta.

Show of support for charity causes gallery

Amy Rose Hogan with loyal mobility dog Mary and the Giving Tree in the background.

Generous people dig deep for SPCA and a training programme for mobility dogs.

Cashing in on a degree

Jessica Choi from MIT has been commissioned to design jewellery for an exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery.

From the classroom to the real world, Jessica Choi is looking to cash in on her study of jewellery design.

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